|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 9/10/1931.
Man Killed by Stone Fall
Caleb P. Peninger, a well known citizen of Henrietta, was fatally injured
when he fell from a ledge in a stone quarry Wednesday morning, his death
resulting a few hours later in an ambulance on the way to a Parkersburg
Mr. Peninger was working alone in a stone quarry getting out material
for a cellar for C.E. Malona. On account of the fact that he was
alone detail of how he was injured are not known, but it is thought that
he fell from a ledge in the quarry a distance of about fifteen feet, striking
the back of his head on a pile of stone. Or it may be that a falling
slab of stone struck him. Noise of stone falling was heard about
ten o'clock in the morning by residents close the quarry, but Mr. Peninger's
condition was not discovered until shortly after noon when he failed to
come to his noon meal. He was discovered lying unconscious in a pool
of blood with the back of his head badly crushed and caved in by the blow.
His clothes were soaked with rain and there were other indications that
considerable time had elapsed between the time of the accident and his
Dr. J.A. Morford responded to an emergency call and started the injured
man to a hospital in an ambulance. When he left Grantsville he was
suffering terribly and death come to his relief near Mahone, Ritchie county.
He was returned to this place and funeral services will be held Friday
afternoon followed by interment in Bethlehem cemetery. The services
will be in charge of the local Masonic lodge of which the deceased was
Mr. Peninger was about 63 years of age and had been a lifelong resident
of the Henrietta community, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Peninger.
He was universally liked and respected for his sterling traits of character
and general regret was occasioned by his untimely death. L.S. Peninger,
of this place, is a brother of the deceased.